Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL discussion to dip our feet and then also render our college football picks on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the previous week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the best teams in the country, and a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a bet on the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been placing wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to get the golden wreath, as the Irish are heartily endorsed by me and will accompany the squares laying the heavy lumber on a public road favorite.
After reviewing the college football odds nearly six days prior to the Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board at all of the best internet sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but you are currently leaning within this season-opening clash to the Cardinals. Aside from the venue, why is it that you think Louisville can hang with the boys in South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yup IMO and a successful win, said a great deal about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to soccer, in which the games rely and will our records with this one.
Recall all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to perform against big-name competitions? They more than held their engineered and own many upsets. These were enjoyable games to see and also the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville soccer last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders and are out win matches and to alter the culture. This wont happen immediately as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a time for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have popped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the defense which makes me more worried. Please do tell why youve got your Irish up.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and hes got a team this past year, at which they went winless in ACC activity coming off of a dismal record. This rebuild is comparable to attempting to turn it and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a group which made it into the CFP last year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, just how is a quarterback like traveling whos slow to release, designed to obtain some traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when hes working with a trainer and an offensive scheme that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for handicapping experience that is prodigious and the ancestral wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence you are coming around to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre simply being the identical shrewd a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by college football picks. I am the first to comprehend Louisville was, however 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last season.
Like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons but coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that staff COMPLETELY. A coach brings a new mindset and his staff will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement with this being a federal match. Louisville does have to hope they will not be taken by that the Irish and not have much fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using all the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, if dishing out more or 20 specimens. This defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because although youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart that you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable document left by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the road would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the public is correct, and also in this case they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday once the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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